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Costa Rican Adventure

March 7-15, 2025

Spend your spring break among turtle nesting grounds, massive manatees, and giant iguanas in Tortuguero. Kayak on crystalline lakes in Arenal and travel up to Monteverde to spot howler monkeys and colorful tree frogs hidden under a cover of clouds. This trip will explore Costa Rica by foot, bus, white water raft, and more!

Volcano in Costa Rico

This trip is intended for Davidson-Davie students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the community.

You will experience: Cultural immersion, wildlife, architecture

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Associated Course

All participants must take for BIO 140 Environmental Biology for credit or the concurrent continuing education course. The class will meet during the first eight weeks of the spring semester of 2025. Specific class dates/times are TBD. The cost of the continuing education class will be $49.

Program Fee: $3637

Fee includes:

  • Round‐trip airfare
  • 8 overnight stays in hotels with private
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily
  • Full‐time services of a professional tour director
  • Visits to select attractions as per itinerary
  • Local Guide and Local Bus Driver tips


  • Fee does not include the $100 nonrefundable deposit.
  • On arrival day only dinner is provided; on departure day,
    only breakfast is provided
  • Tour cost does not include airline‐imposed baggage fees, or
    fees for any required passport or visa


A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to reserve your spot. Payments must be paid to our Business Office and can be made in person Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (except holidays). They are located on the 2nd floor of the Brooks Student Center on the Davidson Campus, or in the Administration building on the Davie Campus. You can also call 336.249.8186 ext. 6341 to make a payment over the phone Mon. to Fri. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Payment Plan


Trip Leaders

Contact trip leaders Alison Pearce at alison_pearce@davidsondavie.edu or jill_simpson@davidsondavie.edu for questions about the trip. 

Scholarship Info

Davidson-Davie Scholarships: All study abroad participants who will be a student at Davidson-Davie Community College during the 2025 spring semester & have completed at least 12 credit hours at Davidson-Davie will have the option of applying for partial scholarships. The application is now open and the deadline to apply is December 22nd. More information, including how to complete the Davidson-Davie Study Abroad Application.

Gilman Scholarship: If you receive a Pell grant, you are eligible to apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship which may cover up to the entire cost of the study abroad program. Keep an eye on the Gilman Scholarship info page (linked below) for deadlines. The next application opens mid-August 2024 & the deadline is Thursday, October 10, 2024. More information, including how to complete the Gilman Scholarship application.